By Sabrina Kappel. Kitchen. Thursday, August 24th 2017, 23:43:49 PM.
Natural light is an important element of traditional kitchens which should benefit from as much sunlight as possible while also using artificial lighting as appropriate to offer a setting in which eyestrain does not become a problem through the preparation of the family meal. While many so-called "Modern" kitchens feature bold colors and stark contrasts, and smooth surfaces which invite sterility and regimentation into the ritual of food production, a traditional kitchen is a place where everything need not be uniform, where quirks and variations in both food and furniture are accepted as part of the room‘s charm and ability to evoke nostalgic memories.
Floor: Faux hardwood porcelain tiles offer a great flooring option that looks like real wood but is more durable and less fussy than wood floors. Faux wood tiles come in 2-, 3- and 4-inch planks and are a perfect solution for kitchen floors with a lot of traffic. Traditional ceramic tiles in large squares arranged on the floor also give a modern look. These tiles, although gorgeous to look at, may be cold and hard on legs and feet for standing on for long periods of time.
Traditional kitchens are such because of certain elements which contribute to a nostalgic feeling upon entrance. Modern appliances are of course something every modern home needs, but in a traditional kitchen they can be selected for design that compliments a natural, earthy feel instead of stark, stainless steel appliances which detract from the comforting aura which can pervade traditional kitchens. Traditional kitchens are also a tribute to the preparation of a family meal, which in turn allows the traditions of the family to be celebrated and passed on. Many traditional kitchens have a small preparation island in the center of the room, or a large space where two or three people can work communally, making the process of cooking itself an excuse to enter into social exchanges with family members and guests.